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Health & Wellness Features

For next president, a way out of the health care fights?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress....
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Disney measles outbreak that sparked vaccination debate ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. Health officials suspect an infected traveler, who caught the virus overseas, visited the theme park and exposed others....
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Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment

CHICAGO (AP) -- She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls....
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Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations....
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Glaxo recalls flu vaccine due to potency problem

WASHINGTON (AP) -- GlaxoSmithKline is recalling remaining doses of a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because of effectiveness problems....
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Dr. Oz tells critics: No conflict of interest on my TV show

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who've accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show....
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Study: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

NEW YORK (AP) -- Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows....
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Colorado law enforcement switches message to safe pot use

DENVER (AP) -- Breaking from decades of "Just Say No"-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed to promote safe marijuana use....
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Financial incentives OK'd for workplace wellness programs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a victory for business, federal regulators said Thursday that employers can continue to use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs....
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Idea from Adam Sandler film used to soothe dementia patients

NEW YORK (AP) -- For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Should the death penalty be taken off the table for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
No:
93%
Yes:
7%
Total Votes: 12,079

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you believe gun ownership - not gun control makes people safer?

Yes:
85%
No:
15%
Total Votes: 13,623